A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 km E of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska (5 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 179.7288° East, latitude 51.9482° North, depth = 137.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:06:32 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70008y6d. Event ids that are associated: us70008y6d. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/20 / 2020-04-17 05:06:32 / April 17, 2020 @ 5:06 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137.82 km (86 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km E of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska.
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